Following the news about Kojima’s eventual departure from Konami, questions about the future of Silent Hills quickly sprang up in fans minds. The unfortunate answer to those questions is there won’t be a Silent Hills.
Silent Hills was a joint collaboration reboot of the old Silent Hill series between visionaries Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro. What looked to be a promising project is now just a memory. Del Toro told journalist Matt Hackney that, “It’s not going to happen, and that breaks my greasy heart.” In case the skeptics needed more confirmation, Norman Reedus, who was slated to appear in the game, tweeted that he was sad it didn’t work out.
There is still some hope. Konami released a statement to Kotaku confirming the cancellation of Del Toro’s and Kojima’s Silent Hills, but that they are committed to the new Silent Hills series. The cryptic press release can be interpreted a few ways and now may not the best time to speculate on Konami’s business decisions. It could be simply renegotiating contracts, maybe it means an entirely new team.
If you’re curious what Kojima and Del Toro created, I urge you to check out P.T. It’s a playable teaser for the canceled Silent Hills and it is extremely disturbing and awesome. However, there is a time limit because tomorrow Konami is pulling P.T. from the PlayStation Store.
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